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Podalyria calyptrata

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Podalyria (po-dal-EYE-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: calyptrata (kal-lip-TRAY-tuh) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive PudgyMudpies On Apr 2, 2005, PudgyMudpies from (Zone 9a) wrote:

I grew this from seed last year & really did not know much about it.
I am training mine to be a tree instead of a bush, and it should get 4-5 meters (13-16 ft) tall.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Stockton, California
Watertown, South Dakota



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